Kericho County Senior Weights and Measures Officer Jobs in Kenya

Kericho County Senior Weights and Measures Officer Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

  • Testing and stamping of mechanical and electronic weighing and measuring equipment, and class II mechanical and electronic scales used for pharmaceutical dispensing and jewellery trade; testing of fabric and area measuring instruments, and all electronic weighing and measuring equipment;

  • Testing of meters for water, milk, other liquid foods and liquefied gas, compiling data collected on verified equipment at traders premises, stamping stations and verification office;

  • Sampling pre-packaged goods for quantitive analysis;

  • Supervising and coordinating preparation of weighing and measuring equipment and verification activities during trade fairs and public service exhibitions;

  • Collecting and accounting for appropriation in Aid (A-I-A);

  • Conducting inspection on internal controls by the manufacturers and measuring systems including software for data processing of measuring results;

  • In addition, the officer will conduct prosecution of offences arising from infringement of the Weights and Measures Act (Cap. 513), the Trade Descriptions Act (Cap. 505) and related regulations; ensuring conformity on the Road Traffic Act Cap 403 on axle load in liaison with relevant institutions;

  • Carrying out inspection on wholesale and retail trading premises on the use of weighing and measuring equipment used by local authorities and other government institutions to ensure accuracy;

  • Testing automatic weighing machines bulk weighers and totalizing machines, bulk
    meters at oil depots; calibrating prover tanks and maintaining Secondary Reference Standards.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to the grade an officer must have; -

  • Served in the grade of Weights and Measures officer I for a minimum period of three (3) years;

  • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Law, Legal Metrology, Information Communication Technology, Instrumentation or Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical/Electronics) Micro- processors or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution with Advanced Certificate of the Institute of Trade Starndards Administration (Kenya);

  • Advanced Certificate of the Institute of Trade Standards Administration (Kenya);

  • Certificate of membership of the Institute of Trade Standards Administration (Kenya);

  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and

  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Kericho County Senior Weights and Measures Officer Jobs in Kenya

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